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Edition 15 April 2019

  • The Trusted Circles
    Cover Story

    The Trusted Circles

    This year’s general elections have reached its climax. The two presidential and vice-presidential candidate pairs, Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin and Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, have concluded their campaigns. On Wednesday, April 17, as many as 192 million voters will decide which pair will lead the country over the next five years. We have taken snapshots of some of the people in the candidate pairs’ inner circles, who may end up advising and influencing the next administration.

  • The President’s Solo Team
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    The President’s Solo Team

    At the State Palace, Joko Widodo relies on those who have been by his side since his time as Solo mayor. The President also heeds his family’s advice.

  • Aides With Additional Duties
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    Aides With Additional Duties

    Jokowi gave special assignments to some of his trusted cabinet ministers, from securing votes to dealing with hate speech.

  • Sticking With the Team of Eleven
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    Sticking With the Team of Eleven

    Jokowi is relying on old friends who helped him in 2014. Most of them work behind the scenes.

  • Jedi Knights and Mother’s Blessing
  • Blessings from the Family
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    Blessings from the Family

    Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno maintains a tight relationship with his family. The vice-presidential candidate considers his family as a source of moral support.

  • The Kebayoran Kid’s Tall Leap
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    The Kebayoran Kid’s Tall Leap

    Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno entered politics thanks to a Gerindra cadre. He is surrounded by colleagues who cleared his path to the top.

  • A Trusted Everyday Man
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    A Trusted Everyday Man

    While visiting over 1,500 locations during the campaign period, Sandiaga Uno travelled with a small group of not more than four of his trusted men. Among these men is his personal assistant of over 20 year, a former construction worker.

  • A Wholehearted Benefactor
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    A Wholehearted Benefactor

    He is one of the people whose advice is sought the most by Prabowo Subianto. He still regrets ever supporting the Jokowi-Basuki ticket to lead Jakarta’s government.

  • Buddies and Chat Partners
    Cover Story

    Buddies and Chat Partners

    Prabowo Subianto gathered around him a number of youths who graduated from foreign universities. They are the main channel for most of his political matters.

  • Cover Story

    Cover Story

    Friends From The Barracks

    Prabowo chose Sandiaga Uno based on input from a colleague. Many of those close to him are retired military personnel.


  • Economy

    Digital Wallet for National Companies

    Digital Wallet for National Companies

    State-owned banks and enterprises join forces to create an integrated e-payment platform. With past plans to acquire startups, the companies seek to catch up on Go-Pay and OVO.

  • Economy

    Weakest Link’s Great Ambitions

    Weakest Link’s Great Ambitions

    The government appointed Survai Udara Penas, a company on the verge of bankruptcy, as a yang holding company for aviation SOEs. The goal is to compete with Singapore’s Changi Airport Group.

  • Law

    Golkar’s Graft

    Golkar’s Graft

    Bribery suspect Bowo Sidik Pangarso implicates a Golkar Party colleague, Nusron Wahid. The bribe is allegedly sourced from a minister and a CEO of a state-owned enterprise.

  • Photo

    Picture Window

    The More The Merrier?

    An aerial picture of a dense settlement in Bungin Island, Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Tuesday, April 9. With an area of only 8.5 hectares, Bungin Island is referred to as the world’s most populous island. The island population is mostly the Bajo Tribe people whose homes are built on sand and coral close to one another in a very crowded area. ANTARA/Ahmad Subaidi


  • Drawn By Experts

    Drawn By Experts

    The Bogor Botanical Garden reorganization triggers controversy. The withdrawal of researchers is feared to change its main mission as a conservation zone to become a tourist destination.

  • Professional Gaming Fame and Fortune

    Professional Gaming Fame and Fortune

    Once considered an unproductive activity, playing video games has become a way to gain fame and fortune.

  • Issues Are Common Ahead of Elections

    Issues Are Common Ahead of Elections

    Arief Budiman, Chairman, General Elections Commission:

  • Liquid Gold from the Barren Land

    Liquid Gold from the Barren Land

    Residents of Sukadana village in North Lombok turned to beekeeping to improve the local economy. Their village has become an educational tourism destination.

  • Insurance Claim Denied

    Insurance Claim Denied

    ON behalf of our client, Ms Lina Hartati, wife of Irawan Winoto (deceased), we question Panin Dai-ichi Life’s rejection of her insurance claim.

  • KPK


    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • The Candidate’s Whisperer

    The Candidate’s Whisperer

    Now that the ideas and track records of the candidates are on the record, what else can we learn about the prospective presidents and vice presidents? After seven months of campaigning, there is little left to discover.

  • Getting Rid of Money Politics

    Getting Rid of Money Politics

    Many politicians are still handing out money in the run-up to polling day. This damages democracy and fosters corruption.

  • Worrying Signs from Pontianak

    Worrying Signs from Pontianak

    A junior high school student was assaulted by Senior High School students in Pontianak. The law must take its course without delay.

  • Downgraded Park

    Downgraded Park

    The status of the Bogor Botanical Garden has been downgraded to a division. Its function as an off-site conservation area is under threat.

  • Sidelines

    God is not in the final bullets of the Islamic State.

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